Inspired by a book and a flawed criminal justice system, 8th graders turn learning into action.
Foote provides a safe space for children to explore identity and diversity in all its forms. Our curriculum teaches students to respect and celebrate differences by introducing them to a broad range of cultures and perspectives through literature, visiting speakers, service-learning projects and special events such as Unite Through Understanding Day. From Body Mapping in Kindergarten to the ninth grade Comparative Cultures course, students have opportunities to learn about other backgrounds and values while at the same time exploring their own identities. In doing so, students learn to collaborate across cultural boundaries, preparing them to meet the challenges of a globalized world.
Foote’s curriculum introduces students to concepts of justice and bias in age-appropriate ways. After learning about Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic civil rights march, first and second graders wrote about what causes they would march for and decorated their classroom window.
Assistant Head of School
Beth Mello oversees the school's curriculum development; diversity, inclusion and social justice initiatives; and faculty professional development.